Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the Town Center of Hampstead are $141,800, which is more expensive than 58.2% of the neighborhoods
in North Carolina and 42.4% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Hampstead Town Center are currently
$935, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 78.4%
of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.
Hampstead Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Hampstead, North Carolina.
Real estate in the Town Center of Hampstead, NC is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Hampstead Town Center has a 11.6% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
61.1% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Hampstead,
the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hampstead Town Center neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 2.1% have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Hampstead Town Center neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
96.7% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.1% of all neighborhoods in America, with 32.7% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Hampstead are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 46.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 15.7% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Hampstead Town Center neighborhood, 36.1%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 33.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(21.1%), and 8.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Town Center neighborhood in Hampstead, NC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(14.9%). There are also a number of people of Scots-Irish ancestry (8.1%) , and residents who report Irish roots (7.5%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.3%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Hampstead Town Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.9% of households.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Hampstead Town Center neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.1% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (84.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.